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for·tu·i·tous adjective 1. happening by chance rather than design.

This is the boat log, or 'blog' if you will, of the sailboat Fortuitous, where we reflect on our sails, our screwups, and our thoughts about nautical things.

Recent Log Entries:

Tough Talk for Unicorns

Did we finish all of our maintenance tasks? No.

Did we sail anyway? Yes. ...continued


In my study of the sailing dharma, I have come to accept these noble truths:

1. Maintenance is suffering.
2. The end of suffering is more maintenance.
3. See #1. ...continued


This is barely worth writing down, but in the interest of completeness, I guess we technically operated the boat. ...continued

We Can Do It

For years, I've had these bouts of broken thinking where I imagine that we're going to quickly knock out some maintenance task and immediately go sailing—to the point where I drive around with the MVS (Minimum Viable Sailing) gear in my truck for days on end. To be clear, this has never worked, but I loaded in the sails, running rigging, and required safety junk anyway. ...continued

Spring Commissioning

The vernal equinox has long passed us by, and it's time to get serious about preparing the boat for the season. ...continued